Since the 2006 inception of Georgia-Pacific’s Bucket Brigade program, the initiative has awarded nearly $3 million in grants for lifesaving equipment to fire departments serving the company’s facility communities across the country.
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Despite two Hattiesburg City Council members voting to table the proposal of the Project NOLA camera system during Tuesday’s meeting, a second vote – this time a 4-1 approval – set the stage for an agreement between the city and Project NOLA to provide the program in the Hub City.
In “honor of the chickens” who were injured and killed Jan. 14 when a Mar-Jack Poultry truck carrying them overturned on Corinth Road near Petal, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) plans to place a billboard near the crash site that proclaims, "See the Individual. Go Vegan."
A host of officials from Forrest and Lamar Counties were sworn in to their new terms Monday morning after winning their seats in the recent November general election. Swearing-in ceremonies were conducted by judges in the circuit courts in each of the counties, with each term running for four years.
For more than a century now, America has struggled to combat the harms of drugs. Today, we continue to suffer unnecessary drug-related losses through overdose and incarceration at alarming rates.
Over the past few months, the Petal Board of Aldermen and Mayor Hal Marx have tossed around the idea of a sales tax increase of up to 3 percent at restaurants as one possible solution to increasing revenue in the Friendly City.
The transformation of the former Hattiesburg American building into a community arts center is getting its first boost from the 1-percent sales tax increase that was implemented last year on hotels, motels and restaurants in the Hub City.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following individuals were arrested and charged with misdemeanor or felony crimes and booked into the Forrest County Jail. The report is published in its entirety each Thursday as provided to The PineBelt NEWS from administrators with the Forrest County Jail.
Southern Miss redshirt sophomore Matthew Guidry is ready to take the next step after having a breakout season in 2017. That doesn’t necessarily mean an improvement in his numbers, because that would be difficult.
Fourteen distinguished alumni of Hattiesburg’s city schools will be inducted into the inaugural HPSD Foundation Hall of Fame during a two-day event Oct. 4-5.
Inductees for the first-ever Hattiesburg Hall of Fame class come from the fields of business, politics, education, medicine, entertainment, journalism and sports.
Although he won’t divulge exactly which seat he has in mind, Petal Mayor Hal Marx is contemplating a possible run for state office.
The third-term Republican mayor said he’ll take some time to talk it over with family, and plans to announce his decision sometime this summer.